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The Best Democracy Money Can Buy
The Truth About Corporate Cons, Globalization,
and High-Finance Fraudsters

The Best Democracy Money Can Buy by Greg Palast (2004) - 416 pages
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Greg Palast, "the greatest investigative reporter of our time" (Tribune Magazine) and a legend among journalists on four continents, has single-handedly broken some of the most scandalous stories of the past decade, including:

  • How Bush killed the FBI's investigation of the financing of terrorist organizations by Saudi Arabia
  • How the Bush family stole the election in Florida
  • How Enron cheated, lied, and swindled its way into an energy monopoly

These iconoclastic exposes - along with groundbreaking reports on the World Bank, the IMF, the World Trade Organization, Wal-Mart, Pat Robertson, and more - are included in this provocative collection of Palast's most incendiary stories. Now updated and revised, these reports offer a shocking portrait of corrupt power and politics in today's global economy. Full of the acerbic wit that has made Palast public enemy #1 among magnates and money-poisoned politicians, The Best Democracy Money Can Buy is required reading for anyone who believes that the First Amendment is important enough to use and that democracy cannot be bought.

Award-winning investigative journalist Greg Palast digs deep to unearth the ugly facts that few reporters working anywhere in the world today have the courage or ability to cover. From East Timor to Waco, he has exposed some of the most egregious cases of political corruption, corporate fraud, and financial manipulation in the US and abroad. His uncanny investigative skills as well as his no-holds-barred style have made him an anathema among magnates on four continents and a living legend among his colleagues and his devoted readership.

This exciting collection, now revised and updated, brings together some of Palast's most powerful writing of the past decade. Included here are his celebrated Washington Post exposé on Jeb Bush and Katherine Harris's stealing of the presidential election in Florida, and recent stories on George W. Bush's payoffs to corporate cronies, the payola behind Hillary Clinton, and the faux energy crisis. Also included in this volume are new and previously unpublished material, television transcripts, photographs, and letters.

"The most important journalist of our time-dominating journalism on two continents," says Britain's Tribune magazine-but in his native America, Greg Palast's into-the-gut investigative reports for BBC Television's Newsnight and The Guardian papers are all but banned. Palast has broken some of the biggest stories of recent years: how Katherine Harris stole the 2000 election for Bush by illegally removing African Americans from voter rolls (named Salon's Politics Story of the Year) and how Bush killed off the FBI's investigation of the Bin Laden family prior to the September 11 attack (awarded California State University's Project Censored Prize for a report too hot for U.S. media). Palast went undercover to investigate Enron's manipulations years before American papers would touch the topic-recognized as Britain's Story of the Year in 1999. Winner of the Financial Times' David Thomas Prize, Palast is a mainstream favorite in Europe, but in the United States he's the "cult fave" (The Village Voice), Guerrilla News Network's 2002 Reporter of the Year and the "journalist hero of the Internet" (Alan Colmes, Fox TV).

An internationally recognized expert on the control of corporate power, before picking up pen and camera Palast worked with labor unions and consumer groups in the United States, South America and Europe investigating corporate corruption. In America, among his more noted cases, he directed government investigations and prosecution of racketeering by nuclear plant builders and, for the Chugach natives of Alaska, probed charges of fraud by oil companies in the grounding of the Exxon Valdez.

Palast's lectures at Cambridge University and the University of Sao Paulo are contained in the book Democracy and Regulation, written with Jerry Oppenheim and Theo MacGregor, published by the United Nations and Pluto Press (2003). He divides his time between New York and London.

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The Best Democracy Money Can Buy
The Truth About Corporate Cons, Globalization,
and High-Finance Fraudsters

Sioux Falls Free Thinkers endorse The Best Democracy Money Can
Buy
for exposing how the deceit and lies go back a long ways.